What three fixes would you apply to Maine K-12 schools?

Posted Aug. 30, 2010, at 4:11 p.m.

If you could make three big changes to Maine public schools, what would they be?

Should classes be extended year-round? Should merit pay be instituted among teachers? Should passing a standardized test be required before a diploma is issued?

Should students be diverted into different streams by 10th grade – college-bound, vocational-training-bound, job-market-bound? Should schools focus more on basic knowledge and skills rather than critical thinking? Should teachers be required to have more training and be paid more?

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